Children or minors under the minimum working age established by local law or fourteen (14) years, whichever is greater, will not be used. Workers under eighteen (18) years of age shall not be used in work that carries health or safety risks.
Unimer will not purchase products or components there of from manufacturers that use forced labour. The supplier shall treat all employees respectfully and with dignity and may not subject employees to corporal punishment, physical, sexual, psychological, or verbal harassment or abuse.
The supplier shall recognise and respect the rights of workers to freely associate and to bargain collectively in accordance with the laws of the countries in which they are employed.
We expect that our suppliers shall agree that compensation and wages are important for the basic needs of the employees. All workers and employees shall be paid at least the minimum total compensation required by law of the country in which they are employed including all mandated wages, allowances and benefits. The supplier shall not require their workers to work more than the limits on regular and overtime hours allowed by the law of the country in which they are employed.
The working environment shall be safe and healthy in accordance with the laws and regulations of the country.
The supplier shall comply with all environmental laws and regulations applicable to the local surroundings and its business. When the supplier has the choice between two chemicals with the same function, he shall choose the chemical that is the least hazardous to the environment.
Unimer nominated representatives are entitled to visit the suppliers plants at any time in order to inspect the conditions therein and investigate whether or not the Code of Conduct is being complied with.
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